Tagged: climate change

Will the COVID-19 lockdown slow the effects of climate change? - Climate: Explained

Guest Author Jul 03, 2020

Climate Explained is a collaboration between The Conversation, Stuff and the New Zealand Science Media Centre to answer your questions about climate change. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, please send it to climate.change@stuff.co.nz Do you think the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown will slow or possibly reverse the effects of climate change (due … Read More

Why long-term environmental observations are crucial for New Zealand’s water security challenges - Guest Work

Guest Author Jun 24, 2020

Andrew Lorrey, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research; Ben Noll, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, and Lauren Vargo, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington Brewster Glacier in New Zealand’s Southern Alps lost 13 million cubic metres of ice between March 2016 and March 2019 – almost the equivalent of the basic drinking water needs of … Read More

What Earth would be like if we hadn’t pumped greenhouse gases into the atmosphere - Climate: Explained

Guest Author Jun 24, 2020

Climate Explained is a collaboration between The Conversation, Stuff and the New Zealand Science Media Centre to answer your questions about climate change. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, please send it to climate.change@stuff.co.nz This week, Climate Explained answers two similar questions. If humans had not contributed to greenhouses gases in any … Read More

Does your driving speed make any difference to your car’s emissions? - Climate: Explained

Guest Author Jun 11, 2020

Climate Explained is a collaboration between The Conversation, Stuff and the New Zealand Science Media Centre to answer your questions about climate change. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, please send it to climate.change@stuff.co.nz Does reducing speed reduce emissions from the average car? Ralph Sims, Massey University Every car has an optimal … Read More

The “Great Reset” - Ariadne

Robert Hickson Jun 07, 2020

The World Economic Forum has launched a new initiative that they are calling “The Great Reset”. Its purpose is to help “guide decision-makers on the path to a more resilient, sustainable world beyond coronavirus” At first glance it can look like virtue signalling by some of the world’s elite. The WEF’s … Read More

Could the world stop using fossils fuels today? - Climate: Explained

Guest Author Jun 03, 2020

Climate Explained is a collaboration between The Conversation, Stuff and the New Zealand Science Media Centre to answer your questions about climate change. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, please send it to climate.change@stuff.co.nz If we stopped oil, gas and coal extraction immediately – what would happen? What would we need to … Read More

Why countries don’t count emissions from goods they import - Climate: Explained

Guest Author May 28, 2020

Climate Explained is a collaboration between The Conversation, Stuff and the New Zealand Science Media Centre to answer your questions about climate change. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, please send it to climate.change@stuff.co.nz I would like to know if New Zealand’s carbon emissions of 0.17% include emissions produced from products manufactured … Read More

What caused major climate change in the past? - Climate: Explained

Guest Author May 13, 2020

Climate Explained is a collaboration between The Conversation, Stuff and the New Zealand Science Media Centre to answer your questions about climate change. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, please send it to climate.change@stuff.co.nz Earth had several periods of high carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere and high temperatures over the last … Read More

Why higher carbon dioxide levels aren’t good news, even if some plants grow faster - Climate: Explained

Guest Author Apr 30, 2020

Climate Explained is a collaboration between The Conversation, Stuff and the New Zealand Science Media Centre to answer your questions about climate change. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, please send it to climate.change@stuff.co.nz If carbon dioxide levels were to double, how much increase in plant growth would this cause? How much of … Read More